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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I really let My self go

    for a minute ...... Ok two weeks eating fat food and feeling down cause im so alone most of the time ... Makes me think how many things i might accomplish if there was no internet LOL.... I really need to get back to My workout routine ... Get My shiet togheter and dive into...
    leiyah leiyah 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I've been in love with the same guy

    for 3 years and it ******* sucks. and people tell me all the time that I should just let go of him, but I can never bring myself to it. I punish myself for how I hurt him by cutting myself. I didn't mean to ever let it go this far. i hadn't talked to him in a long time cause I...
    ta78 ta78 18-21, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I shouldn't do this anymore.

    I should stop being so sensitive. I just wish I could not get hurt with all the little things.
    chocolateisbae chocolateisbae 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    It's miraculous how much magically better I

    feel only on the days i've finally resolved to get help.
    scoria scoria 22-25 2 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Having depression is like drowning; You get a

    gasp of air just long enough to hold you over as you go back under- but it's barely enough.. But something keeps you holding on until that next breath..
    CassandraLynn96 CassandraLynn96 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    It's a long day, no sleep.

    I want to sleep don't get me wrong but I can't. I can't shut it off, I can't forget. My body aches, my head hurts. I met this guy but the only thing I can think of is when he's going to hurt me, when is he going to leave me, what does he want from me. Am I a pity case? Am I just...
    mynameisthatgirl mynameisthatgirl 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I've always imagined my life without my mom

    and how ****** it would be, my relatives would treat me like crap, like I'm nothing.
    apathy090 apathy090 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I drink almost everyday

    because I do not know what I am dealing with. I feel if I go home, I would be incomplete and quiet. I love my parents yet I fear being in a quiet zone. My mom tries to talk but I have nothing to say. I am 6 antidepressants every night and I am not suppose to drink. But when I do...
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    They say it is never too late.

    You can overcome. The pain can be shifted through. We can shed the pain, ounce by ounce. They tell you of the end product. Of the freedom you will feel. But they lack to tell you of what you must endure. To get your freedom you must relive it all. You must face every demon, you...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    will never understand

    why girls give guys fake numbers :( hurts worse then actual rejection
    SmilezHeal SmilezHeal 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I want to give up but I'm scared I don't want

    to leave my sister alone.. I don't care about my life and I'm not sure what I'm doing in this world I only make people missable...
    safaraaaaaa safaraaaaaa 22-25, F 6 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Who's in depression mood & needs some1 to talk

    to Please add me or message we can chat not sexual..
    Billyaldo Billyaldo 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    The I just want to die feeling hasn't gone away

    for a week now. I'm fighting so hard to be normal. I fight myself on weather or not I should be alive. It's a never ending battle when your fighting yourself.
    Haixiu Haixiu 22-25, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Good mood today and just want to say thank you

    EP, sometimes when I'm down and can't pull myself out, even just one response with someone being able to relate, really helped. The other day I cried myself to sleep. I hated it, that feeling of suffering, no one wants to feel. I already deleted my previous posts but pretty much...
    Tealismyname Tealismyname 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Ok guys you'll must not believe me,

    but I've decided to revel my identity today. I'm no other then Brad Pitt and I decided to come here and talk to normal people, I'm sick of the fake life I live. It is a great experience to be in a local app as a normal person!
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    so my boyfriend recently broke up with me

    and just got back with me but said he has a crush on someone else I've been. crying for awhile now I don't know what to do I love this man he means everything to me.
    depressedqueen12 depressedqueen12 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    And everything was moving

    and nothing seemed to stop and I was getting scared. Scared of everything and everyone. Scared of messing up again.
    chocolateisbae chocolateisbae 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've gone through a rough few weeks with a dom,

    lost the person I cared about. Nothing is going right for me, just need someone to talk to xoxo
    SlaveRose53 SlaveRose53 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Some days it's alright.

    Some days it's bad. Some days it's (bleeping) bad. Sometimes I feel like I won't be able to kick depression, but there are moments, fleeting as they may, that remind me that things are going to be okay. The biggest realization I had to make is the truth that my problems and...
    Brianianday Brianianday 26-30, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Having depression is like drowning; You're

    under water- you're struggling to reach surface to get a breath. Everything is in your way but eventually you get to the top and are able to get a small breath and everything is calm for a moment. You look around vividly and you're in the middle of no where when something all...
    CassandraLynn96 CassandraLynn96 18-21, F 2 Responses 56 mins ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I've barely been outside in three days.

    So Today I texted my friend thinking we had plans to go swimming. Instead she said she might go to the beach with her boyfriend. Which I clearly won't be invited to. :( I feel so sad now.
    beautifuldisaster4 beautifuldisaster4 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    kidkid240 kidkid240 16-17, T 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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